No joking, Sam Fischer is world-class

Originally Published: July 11, 2012
By Graham Hays

Loyola Marymount softball coach Gary Ferrin was preparing for his team's final fall exhibition game some years ago when he got a call from a local high school shortstop whom he was recruiting. Sam Fischer wanted to know if the coach would be at her game that day in San Diego, but he explained he couldn't be because of his own game in Los Angeles.

Ferrin hung up, listened to more than four decades of experience in the sport rumbling in his gut, and came to a snap decision.

His ...

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